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StubHub Sues Warriors, Ticketmaster Over Resale Restrictions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

StubHub yesterday filed a federal antitrust suit against Ticketmaster and the Warriors, alleging the pair illegally conspired to force season-ticket holders of the NBA team to only use a Ticketmaster-powered market for ticket resale and restrict consumer choice. The lawsuit claims listings of Warrio...

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09/12/97
MEDIA NOTES

Final weekend ratings from the networks were not available at press time (THE DAILY)....USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand notes that the SI for Kids TV show, which debuts Saturday on CBS, "won''t air ads

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBA, New York Liberty, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/12/97
FOX SPORTS AMERICAS PROTESTS BEING DROPPED BY COX

Fox Sports Americas (FSA) "has gone on the offensive to protest its looming elimination" from Cox Communications in San Diego, according to Arthur Golden of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. In "its campai

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media

09/12/97
NFL ENTERPRISES LOOKS FOR MORE SUNDAY SIGN-UPS

NFL Enterprises Inc. is aiming "to sign up as many as 500,000 satellite TV customers for its out-of-market" TV subscription package, according to Alan Breznick of CABLE WORLD. NFLE President Ron Berna

Tags: NFL, NFLE, Media

09/11/97
MEDIA NOTES

The Warriors "have replaced" Greg Papa as their TV announcer with "untried" KNBR-radio talk show host Bob Fitzgerald (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/11)....TNT VP/Media Relations Greg Hughes said that TNT "has mad

Tags: ABC, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Chiefs, NBC, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Mets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney, WNBA

09/11/97
CBS AFFIL GETS 10 WIZARDS GAMES, INCLUDING MCI OPENER

The Wizards will have 10 games aired on WUSA-CBS this season, "including the first game at MCI Center," under terms of an agreement between the station and rights-holder HTS, according to Leonard Shap

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Media, Viacom, WUSA

09/11/97
A GOOD WEEKEND READ: TOTAL SPORTS OFFERS UP TOTAL FOOTBALL

Total Football, the official encyclopedia of the NFL, edited by Total Sports and Elias Sports Bureau, has been published by HarperCollins. The 1,652-page book lists all 17,037 players ever to play in

Tags: NFL, Media

09/11/97
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT AND ABC FEELS FINE

The anthology format of ABC''s "Wide World of Sports" will soon "taste the agony of defeat," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Beginning in January, "Wide World of Sports" will

Tags: ABC, NASCAR, PGA Tour, Media, Walt Disney

09/11/97
EXTREME FANTASIES CAUSES MASSIVE DELAYS AT CNNSI.COM

CNNSI.com, which offers a free fantasy football site, has "over 100,000 users signed up, causing delays and traffic jams on the site," according to Mary Huhn of the N.Y. POST. CNNSI.com''s partner, Sa

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/10/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: WIZARDS, CAPS & O'S TO BE ON FREE TV LESS

In Washington, WBDC-TV and HTS announced a two-year deal "that means" Washington area TV viewers "will see fewer games" of the Wizards, Capitals and Orioles "on a free, over- the-air basis," starting

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, Seattle Mariners, Media, Washington Capitals

09/10/97
MEDIA NOTES

Variety reported that advertising costs for top network shows "are going down," and that a 30-second spot on ABC''s "perennially top-ranked" series, "Monday Night Football" costs $330,000, down 17.5%

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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